Laurie_Haller_photo1Laurie Haller is a United Methodist pastor who lives in Birmingham, Michigan, and has served a variety of local churches for the past thirty years. She has an intense curiosity about the world and its people, a passion for spiritual leadership, and a heart for bringing in God’s kingdom on this earth. Laurie is currently serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Birmingham. You can find her on the journey: serving, running, singing, writing, tending her spirit, advocating for the least of God’s children, and leading from the heart.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. Laurie, did you ever meet Dr. Todd Farley? He was assistant minister with 2nd Congregational Church, I believe, but not sure. He is our pastor now. He is also a mime who studied mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris. I hope that Bay View invites him to lecture sometime.

    • Hey, I worked with Todd! Yes, he was interim pastor at Second…great worship leader. He even did cartwheels down the center aisle during one service. Now what pastor can say they did that!

  2. Welcome to First United in Birmingham, Laurie. I have enjoyed your “Cruising” sermons. I do not belong to the church but have been actively involved with Art & Soul for over a year. I hope you join us downtown one day.

    Barbara Van Every

    • Thank you, Barbara. I look forward to hearing more about Art and Soul. Thank you for your involvement in this important ministry.

  3. Kurt Kimble introduced me to your writings. Thank you for that openness and effort. I’d like to read more of them in the future.

  4. Regarding the article about pies, bless all those who have compassion for others and thanks, Laurie, for putting Christ (as in Jesus Christ) back in the term CHRISTian. Last time I looked in the Bible, it said that Jesus did not come to condemn the world but save it. Why do people keep forgetting that?

  5. I used to get your posts and would like to get them again. Thanks. I’m a life long Methodist and attend St. Paul’s in GR.

    • Pat, Thanks for your email. I am sorry that you are no longer receiving my blog. Please go to On the right hand side you will see the word “Subscribe” and a space to put in your email. Just click subscribe and you should get on the email list. Blessings to you.

  6. Hi Laurie,
    Just read your article in Leading Ideas, about “stupid things” we do. I liked it of course; but, just one question. Did you ever find the Honda keys? ?

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